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Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

        

Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History

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This site includes a collection of nine historical mysteries which draw students into Canadian history, critical thinking and archival research through the enticement of solving historical cold crimes. Each of the mystery archives includes an average of 100,000 words in English (and in French), as well as up to several hundred images plus maps. Some of the mystery websites also include 3-D recreations, videos and oral history interviews. Site users can look at the collections of archival... More
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: August 18, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 13, 2014
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Send email to admin@canadianmysteries.ca
Send email to Peter.Gossage@USherbrooke.ca

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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Middle School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: web cabability, flash
Language: French, English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Jane Hanson
5 years ago

Jane Hanson (Faculty)

This is a very comprehensive site that can be used for specific topics in Canadian history. Students can use their inquiry and critical thinking skills with this site. Teacher guidance and instruction as to the use of the site would be critical for ease of navigation for some areas.

Technical Remarks:

There seems to be two site designs inside one. The teacher notes section for the Gold Rush section has a dead link. It is a little confusing as to how it switches from one site design to another.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes

Avatar for James Peacock
6 years ago

James Peacock (Faculty)

This is a good place to send students to build an appreciation of the difficulties associated with understanding the past based on the limitations of history. The site reinforces the messages that all historical data is skewed by culture, and limited by incomplete or inaccurate recording. I send my students there as an exercise to postulate how current events myght be recorded and remembered in the future. They seem to better understand the importance of accuracy and detail in report writing.

Technical Remarks:

The sheer volume of material makes the use of all the material virtually impossible for most class room activities, but it is a very good place to send students for group projects.
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